Saving On Everything Back To School

The back to school madness is underway and we are all looking for ways to cut costs this time of year. Expectations run high, there are new book bags, sneakers, clothing, school supplies, and lunch supplies. The list can be long and expensive. BUT, let’s not worry about what others are doing or what the kids expect. In my books, it is better to teach frugality and a reduced waste approach through re-using and recycling. Let’s teach our children that they do not need NEW everything, there are so many items that can be re-used and recycled from previous years.


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Frugal Friday Tip: Save Money On Laundry

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Saving Money On Laundry

Laundry is something we all have to do. So let’s talk about ways to reduce the costs of this mundane weekly/daily chore. 

I feel like we do not wear our clothing or value our clothing the same as we did when I was growing up. We wore our clothes until they were dirty. Pants at least 2 times, maybe 3, shirts were usually one time, but sweaters wore over tops of shirts would have been worn multiple times as well. As I move through the piles of laundry each week, I have been noticing the quality of clothing is lower, washing more often simply means replacing them sooner, and also wasting water, energy and time!
So here are my tips to save money on laundry…and we will leave the chat about quality vs. price to another post!
(side note: do you remember those concert T’s or hoodies from university that we still have 15-20 years later….I doubt our kids will be able to wear similar clothing more than 5 years from now.)

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